Extra memory definitely speeds things up.

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by SmilesLots, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. SmilesLots macrumors regular


    Apr 30, 2010
    SW Virginia
    The extra memory just came for my new Mac Min i, and I can definitely say that it speeded things up. When I posted earlier about being disappointed. that was with 2 gb stock memory. I put in a total of 4 gb today. Turns out, now get this, if I had ordered the mini with 4 gb to start, it would only have cost $100 more from Apple. Getting it from OWC cost $120.00. Apple would have been cheaper on memory! Go figure. Anyway, 4 gb seems to be the sweet spot for general use like for me.
  2. Kebabselector macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2007
    Birmingham, UK

    Of the face of it it's cheaper, but Apple keep the 2gb and give you 4gb. From a 3rd party you get to keep the 2gb but pay for 4gb. It would've been nicer if Apple had stuck a single 2gb module in there. Upgrade would be even cheaper then!
  3. ValSalva macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    OWC is much cheaper if you want 8 GB of RAM though. At least $200 cheaper.
  4. animatedude macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2010
    i just got the new mac mini and want to add memory too...i know how to add more memory now but which brand or type of memory i should buy? i dunno i'm a noob..:eek:
  5. mangrove macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2010
    FL, USA
  6. vroom96 macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2010
    I got a 4gb chip for $100 from superwiz. Running 5gb on my mini now.

    Try shopping around. The 4gb chips are getting cheaper. For future upgrades, I think it's better to get one 4gb chip rather than use up both slots with two 2gb chips.
  7. indg macrumors 6502

    Feb 7, 2007
    you might get slightly better performance by using a paired (2x2gb) set of ram since the integrated graphics (320m) is dual-channel. probably won't make much of a difference though for most tasks.

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